DSC01062Single Mom & Families Retreat

Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12, 2015

Tilikum’s Illahee Retreat Center offers retreat programs that emphasize times of spiritual and relational renewal, exploring creation, building community, encountering God and transforming lives. Whether fishing with your son or daughter on the lake, exploring the grounds during a nature hike, or racing up the Climbing Wall together, the setting, the people, and the presence of God create an ideal opportunity to experience life side by side.

Single Moms and their kids (ages 5+) are invited to spend a relaxing weekend at Tilikum, just enjoying each other! Take time to be encouraged by biblical teaching and wonderful worship times, playing in the woods, canoeing on the lake, or just enjoying some down time. There will be times together as well as times for moms to be alone while the kids are with Tilikum counselors. A truly refreshing weekend and a great memory-making opportunity for your family!

Retreat price includes lodging for two nights, five meals and all program activities.


Single Room with three single beds and private bathroom accommodations in a comfortable country, retreat center setting.


Date: Friday, July 10– Sunday, July 12, 2015

Arrival Time: Check-in begins at 4:30pm

Departure Time: 1:00 pm Sunday


Price: Moms – $105, kids – $65

Speaker: Michelle Bradshaw, Guest Services Director at Camp Tilikum.  She lives in Canby, Oregon with her husband, Philip (married 1 1/2 years), their two cats Nala and Kiara while her daughter, Brittnee attends her junior year at Oregon State University majoring in Fish & Wildlife and Environmental Services and her son, Morgan, attends his freshman year at University of Portland majoring in Computer Science.  She was married for 16 years then became a single mom in May 2009 and recently remarried in 2013.  She enjoys spending time in the mountains hiking or beach-combing, is a 1 1/2 year cancer survivor, and has a passion for serving others.

Moderated topics to revolve around: being a healthy and spiritually enriched person through the storms of life; support groups for you and your child; finances; legal resources and much more!

Worship Leader: Carrie Friedrich has been a saint saved by grace for 32 years now, a wife of 22 years to Jeremy, a mom to 19 year old Lana, and 17 year old Austin. Music ministry has been a part of her life for over the last 30 years. Music is her favorite way (besides camping ministry) to serve the Lord. She currently is serving at West Chehalem Friends Church. The Newell Pioneer Village is where she works as part time as an Assistant Director. She is also employed as a substitute teacher for several schools in the area. Being involved in her children’s lives is important so you will find her at sporting events and outdoor activities with the family. Her life verse is, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

Activities: worship & spiritual time, canoes, Aqua Jump & Swing with waterslide during swim time, relax in the Hot Tub, Big Swing, Climbing Wall, craft projects, campfire, exploring the barn and animals, hiking, and Free Time Fun!

Things to Bring: Bedding, towels for showers and waterfront activities, bathroom toiletries, swim suit, closed-toe shoes, sandals, Bible, notepad, casual clothes, jacket, camera, flashlight, and mosquito spray.

Tilikum Medical Diet Form:  We are able to accommodate most medical dietary needs when given prior notification. Tilikum charges an additional $1 per meal for “Medical Diet” requests due to additional preparation and higher cost of food. Tilikum prepares family-style meals rather than ‘individual short orders’ based on ‘food preferences’. We will make you an individual meal with the specifications listed below to the best of our abilities.

We take great care to avoid cross-contaminating food groups, but are not a dedicated facility and will process all types of foods in the same kitchen. Guests are encouraged to bring supplemental snacks or foods, when faced with a restrictive diet. All guests assume personal responsibility for their dietary needs and communication of those needs. We encourage you to clarify with us at the time of service, if there are ingredients that are unsafe for you. Our staff will attempt to modify food preparation when we are able to do so.

Please return this Tilikum Medical Diet Form upon registering for this event to our camp registrar@camptilikum.org or fax to (503) 538-7536.  Payment is collected for this at check-in.

Sample Schedule


4:30 pm Arrival, Check-in and explore the grounds

6:30 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Session 1

9:00 pm Snacks and Free Time


8:00 am Breakfast

8:45 am Family Photos and Tilikum Presentation

9:15 am Session 2 Moms only (Kids Program grades 1-5th and outdoor activity for teens 8th grade and older)

11:00 am Climbing Wall, free time, Challenge Course element (TBD)

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Free Time Activities: fishing with instructor, Challenge Course high element (TBD)

3:00 pm Nature Hike, Big Swing, Little Zip

3:30 pm Waterfront Activities and Archery

6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Session 3 (Moms only; kids programs continue from earlier in day)

8:30 pm Campfire, surprise from the Kids Program and Worship


9:00 am Brunch

10:00 am Session 4 (everyone together)

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Boxed Lunches with relaxed Departure (waterfront will be opened for canoeing and swimming)